Misty Matthews – Co-authors of Coming Home

~Book Info~

Title – Coming Home: Book One of ‘Taking a Chance on Love Series’

Author – Misty Matthews

Genre – Contemporary Romance

Publication Date – September, 2013

Length – 57,000


~Guest Post~

Roses and Romance Go Hand in Hand:

Every February men and women struggle with the perfect gift for that special someone in their lives. Most often the gift of choice comes in a box or a vase. For many people, roses symbolize love, but roses come in so many different colors these days, a man or woman can be specific about what emotion they want the delectable blooms to convey. More than 200 million roses will be sold in the U.S. for Valentine’s Day this year, more than 75% of them bought by men.

Red roses have long been considered the traditional symbol for love and romance. Red, the color of blood and of the heart, seems to be the ideal way of saying “I love you”, but did you know that while red roses are the most popular, they are also the most expensive. The longer the stem, the costlier the flower.

Pink roses stand for admiration and joy. They convey a gentler meaning than their red counterparts. They bring to mind grace and elegance and are the perfect flower to give in the early days of a relationship.

Yellow roses evoke warmth and happiness. The sunshine-colored blossoms represent friendship, but yellow roses tinged with red may mean “Hey, I’m falling in love with you.” One thing is certain, highly scented, yellow roses always bring out a smile.

White roses represent purity and innocence, but they also symbolize new beginnings. They are considered a symbol of honor and respect. Traditionally associated with marriage, white roses, especially blended with red make up the ideal bouquet for a newlywed.

Orange roses my personal favorites, are the dazzling color of passion, desire, and excitement. Blazing with energy they’re the perfect way to say “I want you to be mine.”

Lavender roses send the imagination soaring into the world of magic and enchantment. They look too fantastic to be real, and they capture the “You’ve bewitched me” aspect of love at first sight.

Green roses, the ones with a turquoise tinge, are the ideal flower to give a new mother or a pregnant one. They mean fertility as well as balance and stability. Believe it or not, although rare, green roses date back to the 1800s.

Blue roses, the rarest of the rare, symbolize reaching for the impossible. They exemplify mystery and rarity. If you’ve found that one in a million soul mate, a blue rose may be the perfect choice. 

Rainbow roses are the perfect way to say it all. Also called happy roses, a beautiful multihued bouquet is a great way to say, “Like these roses, there is so much more to my feelings for you than I can say with just one shade.”

So, what color roses will you send the one you love?

~Book Blurb~

Motorcycle riding, high-powered attorney Alana Stewart is a far cry from the shy, teenager who left Chance determined never to look back. Family obligations force her to return to the town that only holds bad memories for her. A stop at her former sanctuary brings an unexpected surprise…the new manager just might be what she needs to get her through the holidays.

When sexy, leather-clad Alana walks into the bookstore, Connor Tate, has a feeling he may be in for the ride of his life. Despite the fact that their lives are headed in different directions, they are drawn to one another. Connor is determined to prove to Alana that Chance isn’t the place she remembers, but will his efforts fail when she discovers he hasn’t told her the whole truth about himself?

Can they trust each other enough to take a chance on love?


The man was most definitely not the one she’d expected. He wore jeans that hugged him in all the right places, a white t-shirt, and a gray and black striped sweater vest. His feet were stuffed into black converse shoes. He took her breath away. Clean shaven, with striking green eyes that peered at her from behind large black framed glasses, he was gorgeous, totally geek-chic, a look that drew her as no other did. Even though she never acted on the yearning guys like that sometimes evoked in her, she could appreciate a masterpiece when she saw it. His expensive spicy, tantalizing cologne aroused a sudden desire that pulsed through her.

Usually shy around males, she stared at him openly, not hiding the fact that she was admiring him. The man was pure eye candy, and she loved candy! She could tell from the way he stood that there was a toned and fit body hidden under his clothes. She found herself wishing she could see more of it, and felt her cheeks grow hot at the implication of her thoughts.

He seemed vaguely familiar, and she rattled her brain trying to place him, but try as she might, she couldn’t imagine anyone she knew back then looking like this today. Had she seen this god before, she’d certainly have remembered him.

“Can I help you?” He looked at her boldly, his gaze taking in every inch of her. The look on his face said he liked what he saw.

“I was looking for Mr. Tate. Is he around?” She was amazed that her voice sounded so normal when her heart was beating so fast he must surely be able to hear it.

“I’m sorry. My dad isn’t here right now. Is there something I can do for you?”

Lots! Her brain screamed as her raging hormones threatened to take over and destroy what little common sense she had left. She peered at him more closely, trying to zone in on that familiarity she’d detected. Of course! She remembered him—sort of. Mr. Tate had had two children, but they were both older than she was. Although they’d gone to the same school, the age gap between them had put him a couple of grades ahead of her, making him a senior when she was only a sophomore..

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Misty Matthews is a newly formed writing partnership between Susanne Matthews and Misty Cail. These authors have never met and the book was created by grace and virtue of email and Internet chats. It’s a true Twenty-first century miracle.

Misty and Susanne met in an online Facebook chat group back in December, 2012 and have become fast friends and partners. Misty, the plot genius, had the idea for the book, but found it hard to do the research and polishing necessary for the story. Susanne loved the premise of the story and offered to handle that aspect of it in partnership with her. The name seemed a natural choice. The rest as they say is history.

When Front Porch Romance offered them their first contract, they actually spoke by phone for the first time, cementing a working relationship they hope will go on for years to come. While both authors will continue to write solo, watch for more books and short stories from the duo.

~Author Links~





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About kari lemor

Author of contemporary and romantic suspense. Love on the Line series now available from Kensington Publishing.
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